NUR 531 Opinion Assignment
Develop a poster or brochure that reflects the controversial issues of the mandated nurse-to-patient ratios. Everything including the references is to be on the poster or brochure. If you choose to do a poster, it is to go on one page. If you choose to do a brochure, everything must be on 2 pages, as in a front and d a back. California is an example if your state does not mandate nurse-to-patient ratios. Include the following:
- The facts—explanation of what it means, actual ratios, and staging progression of ratio proposed
- History–explanation of the development of mandatory ratios
- Is this legislative regulation effective to support a positive nursing work environment?
- Controversial aspects for the nursing profession, health care organizations, consumers, and others
- Your opinion
- Answer the following questions in your editorial summary:
- Do you think that legislatively mandated nurse-to-patient ratios are an effective way to manage the nursing workload?
- Would you consider the response to mandated ratios in California to be positive, or are there additional issues that have arisen since the legislation was enacted?